Originally posted June 8, 2020
I’m excited to announce the release of Exam AI-900: Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals (beta). This exam is required for the Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Fundamentals certification. It offers a great opportunity to prove your knowledge of common machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) workloads and your expertise in how to implement them on Azure.
Does this certification highlight your experience?
If you have a background that’s both technical and non-technical, along with a foundational knowledge of ML and AI concepts and related Microsoft Azure services, you’re in the right place. Data science and software engineering experience are not required, but some general programming knowledge or experience would be beneficial. The Azure AI Fundamentals certification can also help you prepare for other Azure role-based certifications, like Azure Data Scientist Associate or Azure AI Engineer Associate, but it isn’t a requirement.
Ready to prove your skills?
Take advantage of the discounted beta exam offer. The first 300 people who take exam AI-900 (beta) on or before August 7, 2020, can get 80% off market price! (Learn why beta exams are no longer free.)
To receive the discount, when you register for the exam and are prompted for payment, use code AI900Saratoga. This is not a private access code. The seats are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. As noted, you must take the exam on or before August 7, 2020.
Did you know that you can take any role-based or fundamentals exam online? Take the exam from your home or office, monitored by a proctor via webcam and microphone. It’s simple—when you schedule the exam, just select the option to take the exam online. Get more details about Microsoft Certification exams online, including system and environment requirements.
Preparing for exam AI-900 (beta)?
I’ve got some suggestions to help you get ready:
- For details, explore the AI-900 (beta). The skills outline document alerts you to the key topics that are covered on the exam. And stay tuned for suggested Microsoft Learn training, aligned to the new exam. For updates on new content available to help you prepare, follow @MicrosoftLearn on Twitter.
- Want even more in-depth training? Connect with Microsoft Learning Partners in your area for in-person training.
- Need other preparation ideas? Check out my blog post on preparing for beta exams.
Beta exam conditions
Remember, the number of spots is limited to the first 300 candidates taking exam AI-900 (beta) on or before August 7, 2020. Please note that the beta exam is not available in Turkey, Pakistan, India, or China.
Keep in mind that beta exams aren’t scored immediately. You’ll receive your final score and passing status after the exam is live. For updates on when the rescore is complete, follow me on Twitter (@libertymunson). For questions about the timing of beta exam scoring and live exam release, check out The path from beta to live.